But, no matter how well proven technique is, sooner or later it needs to be modernized. Currently, a number of Russian enterprises have offered about a dozen options for improving the characteristics of the armored veteran. The newest are the development of JSC "Remdizel". According to them, the MT-LB is transformed into the MLBSH “multipurpose light armored chassis” (product 7).
It is not just the replacement of one abbreviation with another. Deeply modernized machine instead of the old 240-strong engine gets a new: economical, with an 360 horsepower, with a significantly increased resource. As a result, the maximum travel speed increases to 65 km / h. Power reserve instead of the previous 500 km now comes to 900 km.
On the MLBSH, a hydrovolume turning mechanism has appeared. Control is now carried out with the help of a joystick. The carrying capacity of the machine is 2,5 tons, and the mass of the towed cargo can reach 7 tons. According to the creators of the armored vehicle, the "7 product" can be the basis for the installation of various special equipment used in the army, reports "WG-Force"